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What are the disadvantages of floating engineered wood flooring?

What are the drawbacks or disadvantages of opting for floating installation when it comes to engineered wood flooring?

While floating engineered wood flooring offers several advantages, it is important to consider the potential disadvantages as well. One significant disadvantage is the potential for increased noise or a hollow sound when walking on the floor. Floating floors can transmit sound different compared to glued-down floors, and some homeowners may find this audible difference undesirable. Another consideration is that floating floors may have a slightly higher risk of movement or shifting over time compared to glued-down floors. This movement can result in a less stable feel underfoot and may require periodic adjustments or repairs. Additionally, some floating floors may have limitations on their refinishing capabilities, as the wear layer is typically thinner compared to solid hardwood floors. It is essential to carefully evaluate these potential disadvantages and consider your specific needs and preferences when deciding between floating or other installation methods for your engineered wood flooring.

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 Wood Floor Sanding
 Wood Floor Finishing & Staining
 Stairs Stripping & Restoration
 Installation of Engineered Flooring
 Installation of Reclaimed Flooring
 Moisture and Water Leaks Damaged Floors
 Installation of Solid Wood Flooring

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